Author: Mark Simpson

Stolen Leica Gear

Ffordes Photographic of Beauly, near Inverness, Scotland was broken into in the early hours of 26th September and a substantial amount of Leica equipment, digital and film cameras, lenses and accessories, was stolen. The Police Incident Number is NN10337/18 and the contact at Inverness Police is Mr C Still on (+44) 01463 228452. Here is the list of stolen equipment; Leica Equipment Stolen from Ffordes Photographic  Leica D Series Cameras DescriptionSerial Number Digilux 3 + 14-50mm F2.8-3.53184940/4015515 Digilux 22991330 Leica X Series DescriptionSerial Number X2 - Silver + Case + Finder4317553 Leica S/S2 Cameras DescriptionSerial Number S Body Only (Typ...

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What’s In The Bag

September 2018 – A return to FujiFilm, but with what…..???????!!!!!!! From January 2018 I was using the following camera and lenses; Sony A7R II Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.8 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.7 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 85mm f2.8 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f2.8 MMJ In effect I am using the full frame 42mp mirrorless Sony A7R II purely as a digital back with these superb old manual focus lenses from the...

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Luskentyre

Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides. (Sony A7RII, Carl Zeiss T* 50mm f/1.7...

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Isle of Skye Half Marathon

For the first time in its 35 year history the Isle of Skye Half Marathon benefitted from full road closures, so the runners were not having to battle against traffic as well as the clock. Cameron Milne was the winner with a record time of 1 hour, 9 minutes and 10 seconds while the First Lady home was Ellie Buchan crossing the finish line in 1 hour 27 minutes and 30 seconds. Here is a small selection of images, all made with a Sony A7R II camera and a Contax Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 Planar...

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When in Rome…..

No visit to Elgol is complete without a walk round to the JCB (Joe Cornish Boulder) made famous as the front cover image of ‘First Light’, Joe’s 2002 landscape photography ‘bible’. (Sony A7R II, Canon nFD 24mm...

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